Re: [PATCH v3 2/5] MFD: intel_pmt: Support non-PMT capabilities
From: Greg KH
Date: Tue Sep 28 2021 - 05:10:25 EST
On Tue, Sep 28, 2021 at 08:54:45AM +0100, Lee Jones wrote:
> On Mon, 27 Sep 2021, David E. Box wrote:
> > On Mon, 2021-09-27 at 19:36 +0200, Greg KH wrote:
> > > On Wed, Sep 22, 2021 at 02:30:04PM -0700, David E. Box wrote:
> > > > Intel Platform Monitoring Technology (PMT) support is indicated by presence
> > > > of an Intel defined PCIe DVSEC structure with a PMT ID. However DVSEC
> > > > structures may also be used by Intel to indicate support for other
> > > > capabilities unrelated to PMT. OOBMSM is a device that can have both PMT
> > > > and non-PMT capabilities. In order to support these capabilities it is
> > > > necessary to modify the intel_pmt driver to handle the creation of platform
> > > > devices more generically.
> > >
> > > I said this on your other driver submission, but why are you turning a
> > > PCIe device into a set of platform devices and craming it into the MFD
> > > subsystem?
> > >
> > > PCIe devices are NOT platform devices.
> > But they *are* used to create platform devices when the PCIe device is multi-functional, which is
> > what intel_pmt is.
> > >
> > > Why not use the auxiliary bus for this thing if you have individual
> > > drivers that need to "bind" to the different attributes that this single
> > > PCIe device is exporting.
> > It wasn't clear in the beginning how this would evolve. MFD made sense for the PMT (platform
> > monitoring technology) driver. PMT has 3 related but individually enumerable devices on the same IP,
> > like lpss. But the same IP is now being used for other features too like SDSi. We could work on
> > converting this to the auxiliary bus and then covert the cell drivers.
> I see this as subsequent work. It should not affect this submission.
> FWIW, I still plan to review this set for inclusion into MFD.
That's fine, but as the add-on submission that builds on top of this is
a broken mess (which is what caused me to have to review this series), I
can't recommend that be taken yet as it needs work to prevent systems
from doing bad things.